About UNICEF: Employment

Learn about our areas of work

UNICEF staff work in a number of areas related to our mandate. You can find a brief description of the type of work below in this section. These functional areas in which we operate have been categorized in four broad areas: programme and policy – our work for the children, operations – support to our programmes, external relations – communication and advocacy, and emergency response.

Programme and Policy
Adolescent Development
You will be responsible for providing programme support in promoting and strengthening UNICEF’s approaches to positive and holistic adolescent survival, development, protection and participation for the most vulnerable adolescents in accordance with the organizational and international frameworks, with a strong focus on protection issues and emergency/transition situations.

Child Protection
You play a key role in the design, implementing and monitoring and evaluation of Child Protection programme(s). Key areas include Child Protection from violence, exploitation and abuse, Development and advocacy for Legal and Social Policy Reform, Strengthening National Protection Mechanisms.

Communication for Development (C4D)
You will be responsible for the design, management and documentation of strategic communication initiatives for behaviour and social change in support of the country programming and advocacy.

Education
You will be responsible for developing and implementing Education programme(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness, and accomplishment of programme goals and objectives. Key areas include: Girls’ Education, Education in Emergencies and Post Conflict Situations, Early Childhood Development.

Gender Equality
You will support UNICEF's work on gender mainstreaming and its relationship with the system-wide mechanisms on gender equality and women's rights. Also supports the work on strengthening and maintaining relationships and collaboration with key partners on gender equality, ensuring effective UNICEF's support to partners and processes and influencing policy and strategy for children's rights. 

Health
You are accountable for formulation, design, planning and implementing of scaling-up cost-effective Health intervention packages (to be determined based on country analysis and needs). The areas of desired technical expertise are: maternal health, new born health, child health, disease control/prevention – HIV/AIDS (PMTCT, Paediatric ART) and malaria among others, as well as health related emergency and humanitarian preparedness and response.

HIV/AIDS
You will be accountable for formulation, design, planning and implementing of HIV/AIDS project(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project management, delivery and accomplishment of project goals and objectives. Key areas of work include advocating for and providing care to children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, Youth and Adolescent Development, PMTCT.

Human Rights
You will contribute to UNICEF’s participation in, intergovernmental processes for the promotion of children’s rights, including the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. You will support UNICEF’s collaboration with UN human rights monitoring mechanisms and identify events relevant for UNICEF advocacy in children’s rights.

Monitoring and Evaluation
You will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the integrated monitoring and evaluation strategies in support of the country programme.
You ensure that the UNICEF Country Office has useful, valid and reliable information on the situation of children’s and women’s rights; the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.

Nutrition
You are accountable for formulation, design, planning and implementing of Nutrition project(s) to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project management, delivery and accomplishment of project goals and objectives.

Planning
You will be responsible for assuring coherence of the UNICEF programme planning process (assist country programme sections with results based planning and management tools) with the national development plans and humanitarian assistance during emergencies within the country programme budget.

Social and Economic Policy
You will work with governments and other partners in the design and implementation of social and economic policies to accelerate achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and child rights.
Key areas of policy work include child poverty and poverty reduction strategies, budget policy and public expenditure on services for children, social protection (sustainable systems including also child benefits and other forms of cash transfers), institutional reforms and decentralization, and migration- including how these impact children, women and families.

WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
Our WASH professionals have the following responsibilities
- develop and support WASH programs in the designated country, working in close coordination with health, nutrition, education, child protection and ccommunication sections to enhance ing child survival and development. 
- plan, design and implement UNICEF-assisted WASH activities in the respective countries.

External Relations
Alliances and Resource Mobilization
You will monitor and assist in managing all matters relating to the relationship between UNICEF and the UN and EC.  This involves monitoring policy developments to help create funding strategies for increasing income and supporting resource mobilization activities.

Communication / External Relations
You will be accountable for developing and managing an advocacy and communication strategy and associated products and activities to promote awareness, understanding, support and respect for children’s and women’s rights. You will support UNICEF's mission, priorities and programmes in the country office/regional office/media hub, and/or at a global level.

Private Fundraising and Partnerships
You will play a key role in maximising private income through fundraising and sales of cards and gifts, and help manage the strategic relationship with 36 UNICEF National Committees in industrialiseSupply/Logistics
You will be accountable for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory management of UNICEF's supplies, in support of the Country Programmes.

Emergency
Emergency Programme
You will be responsible for managing programmes in one of the functional areas relevant to emergencies: Child Protection, Education, Nutrition, Health, WASH, Cluster Coordination, Supply and Logistics to ensure the survival, well-being of children and mothers, and affected community in the country.

Operations
Finance and Administration
You will be responsible for management of cost effective, efficient and secure operations, in support of management, administration and implementation of the country programmes. In a country office setting, you will manage the operations (Finance, Human Resources, ICT, Supply) related functions.

Human Resources
You will be responsible for managing human resource activities including human resources planning and management, recruitment, and staff development.

Information Communication Technology
You will be responsible for the timely delivery and support of reliable, secure and cost effective information and communications technology systems to enable the efficient flow of information and the reliable performance of all corporate systems.

Supply/Logistics
You will be accountable for effective planning, contracting, procurement, distribution, inventory management of UNICEF's supplies, in support of the Country Programmes.


 

 

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